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10-country ECO summit ends in Pakistan with pledge to enhance connectivity and trade

10-country ECO summit ends in Pakistan on call for connectivity closer ties

ECO summit was attended by heads of state of all ECO member states and Executive Foreign Minister of China Zhang Yesui was special guest of the conference. The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) ended on creating a positive and optimistic note of collectively fight the “challenge of terrorism” and push for greater collaboration on trade, energy, and ... Read More »

Google honours Pakistan’s ‘Angel of Mercy’ with doodle

Google honours Pakistan's 'Angel of Mercy' with doodle

Google pays tribute to ‘Angel of Mercy’ Edhi with doodle on his 89th birthday. Google honored Abdul Sattar Edhi with a Google Doodle, which is a tribute from Google to his organization’s welfare services elderly, Doodle depicts a man standing on a street with an ambulance, hospital and a woman and child. On Tuesday 28th February, which is the 89th ... Read More »

Azerbaijan President appoints wife as first Vice President

Azerbaijan President appoints wife as first Vice President

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife Mehriban as the country’s ‘First Vice President’. Azerbaijan’s president appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation, the person next in line in the nation’s power hierarchy. Aliyev’s order naming Mehriban Aliyeva to the newly created No. 2 post was published on the presidential website. The opposition parties ... Read More »

At least 12 killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

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A family including a mother with a young boy and seven year old daughter were among the killed in Songan village. Around Twelve people including young children were killed in landslides on the tourist island of Bali that wiped out several homes, Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency stated. Houses are seen buried under the mud following a landslide in Songan village ... Read More »

Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Multiple avlanches have claimed around 100 lives in Pakistan and Northern part of Afghanistan. Authorities have warned local residents of more avalanches likely to come as abnormally heavy snowfall continues. In the deadliest incident, 53 people died in one village after an avalanche ... Read More »

Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants oppose Trump’s travel ban

Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants oppose Trump’s travel ban

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix draft letter highlights how immigration supports entrepreneurship and corporate America Top American companies and technology giants, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Uber and Stripe, have co-authored a draft letter formally opposing Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, arguing that “a blanket suspension is not the right approach”. More than 30 CEOs ... Read More »

Chinese New Year celebrations around the world

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China marks Lunar New Year with prayers, incense, fireworks The Chinese Lunar New Year kicked off Saturday ushering in the beginning of the Year of Rooster and the beginning of spring. According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Rooster are brave, responsible and punctual. Thousands visited Beijing’s major temples on Saturday, the first day of ... Read More »

Iran keen to join CPEC to strenghthen ties with Pakistan and China

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Pakistan, Iran and China alliance would focus on regional connectivity, mutual trade and changing regional and international situations Iran has expressed its willingness to join the China-Pakis­tan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to form a new regional coalition for regional peace and stability. Pakistan, Iran and China alliance would focus on regional connectivity, mutual trade and changing regional and international situations, expressed Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the ... Read More »

First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

China-to-Britain train travelled through nine countries and two continents, covered 7,500-mile distance in 18-day long journey. The first direct train from China carrying clothes, suitcases and other goods arrived in London, raising hopes the new route could strengthen trade and other ties between the two countries. The historic train travelled through nine countries and two continents and covered about 7,500-mile ... Read More »

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

Donald Trump has been officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

Donald Trump becomes 45th president as protests against his inauguration turn violent in Washington, DC. Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an “American carnage” of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address. The inauguration took place outside US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Friday, ... Read More »

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